Nancy Watkins - The Poet's Room

February 9, 2007

The Poet's Room is the place of places, the secret space where poetry and painting encounter each other. John Keats's verse "This room is as full of jewels as a mine" (The Cap and Bells) is Nancy Watkins's choice as epigraph of her show.

Watkins Entrance

The motif recurs in the artist's work; the paintings, executed over several years, are variations and evolutions of the theme, and generate new references and allusions in these rooms where the great English Romantic poet lived briefly and died.

The themes of the show: doors, windows, mirrors, water, fire and guardian demons, punctuate the journey through the Room and mind of the poet.

The exhibition catalogue is on sale in the museum.